Increasing the volume, impact & visibility of biodiversity research & education at the University of Memphis (UM)
Biodiversity Research Grants & Incentives for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students create new opportunities for sponsored research and student engagement, and forge productive ties between UM departments, schools, colleges, and between the UM and other research entities worldwide. These include Seed Grants for CBio-associated faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, grant incentives for CBio-associated faculty and postdocs, and publication incentives for CBio-associated graduate students.
The Biodiversity Graduate Scholars Program provides supplemental stipend support and research funding for exceptionally qualified applicants to the Ph.D. program in Biological Sciences. Eligibility: limited to students whose primary advisor is a CBio faculty member.
The Biodiversity Postdoctoral Scholars Program is designed to enhance and accelerate biodiversity research & education by facilitating new research partnerships, increasing research productivity and impact, and creating new opportunities for sponsored research in association with CBio Faculty.
Biodiversity Research Grants & Incentives
Preference is given to proposed work that:
Is directly relevant to biodiversity science.
Contributes positively to research growth at UM.
Is potentially transformative to the discipline of study or can otherwise be argued to be high-impact.
Crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries and/or connects with cross-cutting initiatives on the UM campus & beyond.
Creates new opportunities; has a high likelihood of fostering additional research, publications, funding, or collaborations.
Eligibility: CBio-Associated Biological Sciences faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. See the latest RFP for more information.
Research Facilitation Grants, Incentives & Awards
Graduate Scholars Program
A financial award & research funding (competitively-awarded) for exceptionally qualified applicants to the PhD program in Biological Sciences.
Eligibility: Ph.D. applicants whose research is directly relevant to biodiversity science or education seeking to join the lab of a CBio-Associated Biological Sciences faculty member. See our overview of Graduate Studies for more information.
Biodiversity Postdoctoral Scholars Program
Research & Teaching Fellowships for exceptionally qualified applicants engaging in collaborative research.
Eligibility: Applicants with a Ph.D. in a relevant field of study who seek to join the lab of a CBio-Associated Biological Sciences faculty member. For more information, contact prospective CBio Faculty Advisors.